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Sunday, February 07, 2016

mill buildings

My walking destination this afternoon was a bit out of character; I looked at buildings instead of natural beauty.

I visited the North Canal Historic District in Lawrence, MA. I was treated to the sight of reflections of the pure blue sky and the mill buildings that line the canal.

mill buildings, Lawrence, MA

The Washington Mills was once the largest woolen mills in the United States. The building has been renovated; it now houses loft apartments.

Saturday, February 06, 2016

a blanket of white

Snow-covered trees glistened in the sun this morning. The layers of white were beautiful against the blue of the sky.

evergreen still wearing snow

on edge

I visited the Lyman Estate Greenhouses this morning to satisfy my need for color.

There were a few camellias in bloom. This one in bright pink gave me a chance to capture the edges of the flower petals.

camellia in pink and on edge

The estate's web site shows camellia blooming season from February 16th through March 13th. I think I'd better return there in a few weeks to visit with the flowers.

Friday, February 05, 2016

storm end

Today's winter storm warning was posted until 5 PM. At precisely that time I looked outside to see clear sky colored by the setting sun. It was amazing to see a cast of pink thrown across the snow.

sunset after a snow storm

The winter storm warning has been replaced with a special weather statement warning of possible black ice as the temperature drops this evening.


The weather forecast for today changed yesterday afternoon from a little bit of snow - less than an inch - to the current prediction calling for 5 to 9 inches of the white stuff. It was still raining when I woke up this morning. It's snowing now, and the National Weather Service shows the current condition as "snow fog".

It's white outside.


Thursday, February 04, 2016

winter green

On a gray winter day the needles of an evergreen provide a pop of green.

winter green

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

a walk in the rain

The temperature edged up to the mid-50s by late in the afternoon. Light rain fell all day, whipped by a strong wind.

I headed out for my evening walk clad in light layers topped by a rain jacket, snow sneakers on my feet. I didn't need the insulation but the second plus to those shoes is that they are waterproof. It was good to be dry while walking in very wet conditions.

Tuesday, February 02, 2016


Today's forecast calls for sunshine; even on gray days last summer's flowers bring color and smiles.

flower petals

Did you hear that Punxatawnery Phil, the official groundhog (spring forecaster), did not see his shadow this morning at his home in Pennsylvania? He is predicting an early spring. Of course the groundhogs here woke to see pure sunshine. Ms. G, the official state groundhog of Massachusetts predicts 6 more weeks of winter.

I wonder...

Sunday, January 31, 2016


As I walked through the woods stepping in snow, my eyes glimpsed water. After some careful positioning I was able to peek through the trees to frame this reflection.

trees reflecting

Friday, January 29, 2016


Butterflies are delicate creatures, fun to watch, a challenge to capture in a photo. Sometimes they stay at rest for a bit, moving when you least expect it.

butterfly at rest